Ten new ministers in Rajasthan cabinet expansion

The two and a half month old Rajasthan cabinet was expanded with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inducting ten more ministers two of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state.
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Updated on Feb 28, 2009 11:33 AM IST
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The two and a half month old Rajasthan cabinet was expanded on Saturday with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inducting ten more ministers two of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state.

Governor S K Singh administered the oath of secrecy to the new ministers at a simple swearing in function at Raj Bhavan in the presence of Gehlot and his other cabinet colleagues, government officials and supporters of the newly anointed ministers.

Dr Jitendra Singh and Rajendra Pareek were sworn in as cabinet rank ministers while Ram Lal Jat, Bharosilal Jatav, Ashok Bairwa, Mangilal Gharasia, Pramod Jain Bhaya, Babulal Nagar, Ameen Khan and Gurmeet Kunnar were inducted as ministers of state.

With this expansion, the strength of the Gehlot ministry has gone up to 22. The Chief Minister was sworn in on December 13 last year and four days later on December 17, he inducted 13 ministers with two of them as ministers of state.

As per the norms in the house of 200, Rajasthan can have 30 ministers.

Gehlot, is at present holding charge of 38 departments including some important ones such as home, finance and taxation, energy, urban development and housing, excise, mining and public works department.

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